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Extra, Extra: Argos on the Move, Monuments on the Decline, and Walmart for Kensington

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.

  • The Toronto Argonauts are looking for a new place to play. Under the terms of the team’s latest lease, the 2017 season will be its last one at Rogers Centre. The stadium’s management will be taking advantage of the change to install a grass field for the Blue Jays. (Natural turf isn’t suitable for pro football.)
  • The Sam the Record Man sign isn’t the first Toronto monument to get short shrift as a result of development. Toronto Dreams has the fascinating story of how one of the city’s most famous early monuments became less so, and what Sam “The Record Man” Sniderman’s family had to do with it.
  • Everybody’s upset that Walmart wants to move into Kensington Market, but Hazlitt‘s Bert Archer argues that all the concern is misplaced. “This is a class battle,” he writes, “and those opposed to Walmart are fighting for middle-class preferences against the interests of the working class.”

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